ARMONK, N.Y .- Wednesday marked the one-week countdown until the end of the 2011 summer session at Breezemont Day Camp on Cox Avenue.
Campers enjoyed the annual sand castle building competition Wednesday, which the camps special events coordinator Allison Nadler said is not quite as competitive as it has been in past years.
We find something wonderful about each groups work, Nadler said. It started out more competitive in the past but this year were not doing it as competitive, so were kind of just finding something wonderful about each castle. As long as theyre having fun, which is what camps all about.
Nadler, who has been working at Breezemont for 20-years, was a counselor at the camp for two years when she was in high school.
Assistant camp Director John Hessel, who has also worked at Breezemont for 20-years, is happy to see the campers still having fun this late in the season.
[Sand castle building is] another good way to keep the kids active and keep their spirits up and here we are all the way in the seventh week of camp and theyre still really enjoying themselves, Hessel said.
Hessels daughter Annie is a part of the fourth and fifth grade group called the flickers and she enjoys almost everything Breezemont has to offer, especially its lake activities.
[Kayaking and Canoeing] are probably my favorite because then you get to be on the water, Annie said. I also like if you go capsizing because you get to go in the lake water, Annie said.
Annie said she also really enjoys tennis and archery.
What is it about sand castle building the camper loves the most?
Im not sure, Annie said. Maybe the challenge.
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